New Jessica Jones Comic Coming from MarvelJuly 12, 2016
Marvel announced that Jessica Jones will be returning in a solo comic series, 10 years after she starred in The Pulse with husband Luke Cage. The original creative team, writer Brian Michael Bendis (Alias, Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man, Spider-Man) artist Michael Gaydos (Alias, Avengers), and cover artist David Mack (Alias, Daredevil) will be working together again to bring her back. Jessica Jones has become more of a household name than she was 10 years ago thanks to her Netflix original show. You might ask why Jessica is getting a new comic now instead of last year when the show came out. Well, Bendis decided to wait to start this new comic so he could “get the band back together.” Bendis, Gaydos and Mack finally had their schedules align.
In the last decade many secrets have been hiding in the shadows of the Marvel universe. Secrets that Jessica Jones hopes to uncover. But will she uncover secrets from her own mysterious past in the process? In an interview with IGN, Bendis said, “You’re going to find out about it in the first issue. We’re going to open up a book where Jessica’s world has blown up in her face. She’s at a place you’ll least expect her. You’re going to find all of her relationships have altered. And we’re slowly going to find out why.”
In this story Jessica will be facing dual responsibilities as she juggles the life of a private investigator and a mother. Readers will see more of her and former Avenger Luke Cage’s daughter, Danielle.
“Luke and Jessica have tried to raise a baby in a very dangerous environment. We talked about this during [New] Avengers, you’re raising a baby in Avengers Mansion and somebody’s trying to knock that building over every four days…so your perspective changes, and as an investigator and a detective her perspective will change because she’s a mother,” continued Bendis. “I know some people are worried about that baby being dragged like a sack of potatoes that holds down the story or something, but I can think of many ways to tell the story celebrate this part of her life and at the same time complicates it to a degree that a lot of people can relate to. I think a lot of people can relate to trying to ‘do it all.’ Lord knows I can.”
The comic will be released in October and will be priced at $3.99. While you’re waiting for the comic to come out, read up on Jessica in her comic Alias or on the Netflix original show Jessica Jones.